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News Article | February 23, 2017
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MUNICH and BOCA RATON, Fla., Feb. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Unify, the Atos brand for communications software and services, today announced it has been named a Leader in the Aragon Research Tech Spectrum ™ for Mobile Collaboration, which evaluates vendors' performance and strategy with...


AEOLIX will improve the visibility of data throughout the supply chain, making the transport of goods across Europe more efficient and sustainable while reducing energy consumption by more than 30%. Paris, Madrid, 17 February 2017 - Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, is one of the partners of AEOLIX, a 13 million euro project co-funded by the European Union as part of the Horizon 2020 program, to develop a digital ecosystem for logistics operations. The project aims at making the management, planning and/or synchronization of goods transportation more efficient. AEOLIX, which involves 34 partners, began last September and will have an estimated duration of 3 years. Atos is leading on the design and implementation of the platform's technological architecture for the project. The Group will also share its expertise by providing advanced technological services, agile and robust solutions that guarantee interoperability, security, resiliency and real-time optimization that will also promote profitable, green and secure transportation. The new digital ecosystem will make freight transport in Europe more efficient and sustainable. In addition, improving the efficiency of processes will reduce energy consumption and, therefore, greenhouse gas emissions by at least 30% compared to current consumption. AEOLIX will be tested, validated and implemented in 11 "Living Labs", open innovation ecosystems representing the European logistics community. It will cover 9 "TEN-T" (Trans-European Transport Network) corridors - located in Austria, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Romania, Sweden, Spain, and the United Kingdom. Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital transformation with circa 100,000 employees in 72 countries and pro forma annual revenue of circa € 12 billion. Serving a global client base, the Group is the European leader in Big Data, Cybersecurity, Digital Workplace and provides Cloud services, Infrastructure & Data Management, Business & Platform solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payment industry. With its cutting edge technologies, digital expertise and industry knowledge, the Group supports the digital transformation of its clients across different business sectors: Defense, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media, Utilities, Public sector, Retail, Telecommunications, and Transportation. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is listed on the Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, Unify and Worldline. AEOLIX project is co-financed by the European Union under the Horizon 2020 program and has a total budget of 13 million Euros. AEOLIX includes transport companies, service providers, terminal operators, public authorities, and is supported by the ICT, financial, legal and manufacturing industries. The consortium consists of 34 partners: ERTICO - ITS Europe (Coordinator), Kuehne Nagel, Unilever, Mondelez Int, IRU Projects, ATOS, PTV, T-Systems, Hamburg Port, Jan de Rijk Logistics, NTEX, COOP, GIVENTIS, Geoloc Systems, TEAMNET, ITERKS, CERTH / HIT, Chalmers, ICOOR, AustriaTech, CTAG, CEAGA, NOVACOM, CEREMA, Thessaloniki Chamber of Commerce, SEVE, TX Logistics, CONNEKT, Smart Freight Center, University of Northamptonshire, SAMER, FERNETTI and HOLM.


News Article | February 22, 2017
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Proposed dividend +45% at € 1.60 per share in cash Bezons, February 22, 2017 - Atos, a global leader in digital services, today announces record results in 2016 and the over-achievement of all its 2016 financial objectives. Revenue was € 11,717 million, up +9.7% year-on-year, +12.8% at constant exchange rates, and +1.8% organically. Revenue grew by +1.9% organically in the fourth quarter, materializing the good sales momentum and the continued revenue trend improvement. This dynamism was particularly led by the Atos Digital Transformation Factory answering the strong demand of large organizations in their digital transformation. Operating margin was € 1,104 million, representing 9.4% of revenue, compared to 8.3% in 2015 at constant scope and exchange rates. This improvement by +110 basis points was notably resulting from more cloud based business and the continuous execution of the Tier One efficiency program through industrialization, global delivery from offshore locations, and continuous optimization of SG&A. In addition, operating margin benefitted from ongoing cost synergies including the integration of Unify. The commercial dynamism of the Group was particularly strong in 2016 with record order entry reaching € 13.0 billion, +16.2% compared to € 11.2 billion statutory in 2015. It represented a book to bill ratio of 111% in 2016, of which 119% during the fourth quarter of 2016. Full backlog increased by +11.9% year-on-year to € 21.4 billion at the end of 2016, representing 1.8 year of revenue. The full qualified pipeline represented 6.4 months of revenue at € 6.5 billion, compared to € 6.2 billion published at the end of 2015. Net income was € 620 million, +41.9% year-on-year and net income Group share reached € 567 million, +39.6%. Basic EPS Group share was € 5.47, +36.1% compared to € 4.01 in 2015 and diluted EPS Group share was € 5.44, +36.5% compared to € 3.98 during 2015. Free cash flow reached € 579 million in 2016, +47.3% compared to € 393 million in 2015, materializing a strong improvement of operating margin conversion rate to free cash flow, reaching 52.5% in 2016 compared to 43% in 2015 and in line with the circa 65% 2019 objective. Net cash position was € 481 million at the end of 2016. Thierry Breton, Chairman and CEO said: "In 2016, we achieved an excellent performance by overreaching all our financial commitments. Atos delivered revenue growth across all sectors, as well as record margin improvement and free cash flow conversion. Accelerating innovation in cybersecurity, automation, and analytics, mirroring the booming demand from our customers, combined with a rigorous execution of our strategy were the key factors of this success. Our very solid financial performance materialized the alignment of our comprehensive Digital Transformation Factory with rising client needs. With this record performance, Atos' teams have built a unique foundation to deliver our new 3-year plan "2019 Ambition", matching new expectations of our clients, gaining new market shares, driving more profitable growth and cash generation, while continuing to enhance value creation for our shareholders. Indeed, year after year, Atos Board of Directors has carefully designed a Group able to embrace the global digital transformation while offering stronger visibility and resilience in a less predictable environment. We can count on the now tier-one technological profile of Atos, on its very solid balance sheet, and on the quality and dedication of our 100,000 digital technologists to strengthen our leadership in digital transformation and to deliver stronger financials in 2017, the first year of the new 3-year plan." Operating margin: Between 9.5% and 10.0% of revenue. Free cash flow: Operating margin conversion rate to free cash flow between 55% and 58%. positive revenue organic growth and increasing operating margin in a context of successful transition of Atos' customers to hybrid cloud infrastructures Infrastructure & Data Management revenue was € 6,595 million, +0.9% at constant scope and exchange rates. The division continued the transformation of classic infrastructures to hybrid cloud environments. This resulted in positive organic growth, driven by significant revenue increase in transitional and transformation services. New services such as cloud orchestration, growing volumes, and new contracts globally compensated for the decrease in the unit prices, while increasing margin. This trend materialized in the US market which is particularly receptive to our Infrastructure & Data Management end-to-end offering, notably in manufacturing, health, and telco & media sectors. Germany grew in all markets with digital transformation projects for large customers, more particularly Industry 4.0. Asia Pacific also contributed to growth mostly thanks to higher volumes in Financial Services and in Telco, Media & Utilities. During the fourth quarter of 2016, revenue in Infrastructure & Data Management grew by +1.1%. Operating margin was € 682.9 million, representing 10.4% of revenue compared to 8.5% in 2015 at constant scope and exchange rates. This strong improvement by +190 basis points came from the top line and from the successful and faster than planned completion over 2016 of the integration and restructuring of the Unify service activities as well as from continued significant savings throughout all geographies. The successful migration to the Cloud of several customers' infrastructure also generated significant unit cost reductions. steady top line improvement quarter after quarter coupled with better project and workforce management Revenue in Business & Platform Solutions was € 3,194 million, up +0.8% organically. Growth acceleration mainly came from Germany and France increasing in all markets. The division continued to accelerate its revenue trend during the fourth quarter with +1.2% organic growth. Operating margin was € 206.1 million, representing 6.5% of revenue, an improvement of +20 basis points compared to last year at constant scope and exchange rates. The division is implementing a strong transformation plan to further increase its competitiveness and profitability as early as in 2017. high revenue growth led by a strong demand for state of the art solutions deriving in increasing operating margin Revenue organic growth in Big Data & Cybersecurity reached +12.8% at constant scope and exchange rates, leading to € 666 million revenue in 2016. Initially based in France in the public sector and to a lesser extent in Germany, the business was successfully expanded to most of the Group geographies with an increasing contribution from the private sector. The demand for High Performance Computing remained very strong in order to support the growing Big Data processing needs of our clients, as well as for encryption, access management solutions, and intrusion testing solutions. The demand also increased for security operating centers protecting customers on a worldwide basis and 24 hours a day. Operating margin was € 111.9 million, up by +9.7% compared to 2015 at constant scope and exchange rates and representing 16.8% of revenue. The division managed to keep this high level of operational profitability while focusing on top line in order to benefit from the strong existing demand. From a contributive perspective to Atos, Worldline revenue was € 1,261 million, improving by +3.7% organically. On a standalone basis, revenue reached € 1,309 million, up +3.5% at constant scope and exchange rates. Merchant Services & Terminals grew by +7.4% thanks to double digit growth in Commercial Acquiring in Benelux, but also India and Central Europe, and to the dynamic of the payment terminal business. Financial Processing & Software Licensing grew by +4.8% driven by more transaction volumes and customer projects. Mobility & e-Transactional Services successfully sold several new offerings in e-Ticketing and Connectivity Solutions, while, due to the termination of two historical contracts, revenue declined by -2.3% organically. During the fourth quarter, Worldline grew by +3.3% organically and integrated Equens, a leading European player in the payment industry. The first effects of the integration and synergy plan related to this acquisition enables Atos to start 2017 on very solid grounds. Contributive operating margin was € 196.9 million, or 15.6% of revenue, +130 basis points compared to 2015 at constant scope and exchange rates. This strong improvement was led by Merchant Services & Terminals, thanks to volume transaction growth, favorable pricing mix, and a tight cost control. Standalone OMDA increased by +90 basis points, reaching € 258.7 million and representing 19.8% of revenue. A detailed presentation of Worldline 2016 performance is available at worldline.com, in the investors section. In 2016, revenue grew organically in all the Group vertical markets: Manufacturing, Retail & Transportation remained the largest market segment of the Group (35% of total Group revenue) and grew by +0.6% organically to € 4 058 million in 2016. In this sector, Atos developed pioneering offerings in Industry 4.0 for manufacturing, digital payments and customer experience in retail, and transportation as a service. Manufacturing, Retail & Transportation revenue growth was led by Germany and South America. Public & Health was the second market of the Group (28%) with total revenue of € 3,329 million, up +3.8% organically. A specific focus was made in 2016 to build new offerings in Digital Transformation, more particularly on citizen centricity for central governments, smart cities and education, and patient centricity for healthcare. Growth mainly came from the Defense area in France and from North America. Big Data & Cybersecurity and Infrastructure & Data Management organic growth was particularly strong in Public & Health (+11.1% and +7.2% respectively), thanks to contract signatures with new logos and add-on businesses with existing clients. Telecom, Media & Utilities represented 20% of the Group revenue and reached € 2,352 million, an increase by +2.1% compared to 2015 at constant scope and exchange rates. Atos built new offerings focused on network infrastructure transformation, digital media, sport digitization with the Olympics, and Smart Grid in utilities. Most of the geographies generated growth in this market, more particularly in the US and Germany. Financial Services represented 17% of the total Group revenue at € 1,978 million, +0.4% organically compared to 2015. In the area of the Digital Transformation, the Group strongly focused on real time, customer-centric business engagement, digital payment transformation and fintech support for banking, as well as smart agility for insurance. These innovative offerings were developed in a fast moving regulatory environment for the customers of the Group. Worldline had a solid performance in that market with a double digit organic growth. While revenue increased by +1.8%, the Group improved globally its operating margin rate by +110 basis points in 2016, +140 basis points excluding pension schemes optimization one-offs. In 2016, Germany, North America, Worldline, France and "Other Business Units" contributed to the Group revenue organic growth: Global structures costs as a percentage of revenue increased by +20 basis points compared to 2015 at constant scope and exchange rates, mostly due to pension plan optimization booked in H1 2015. In 2016, the Group continued to execute its pension schemes optimization plan which resulted in € 41 million (recorded in H2 for the UK), compared to € 74 million in 2015. In 2016, the Group operating margin benefitted from the full effect of costs synergies on acquired businesses. The margin improvement was particularly visible in the main Business Units such as Germany, North America, the United Kingdom, France, and Worldline. The commercial dynamism of the Group was particularly strong in 2016 with a record order entry reaching € 13.0 billion, +16.2% compared to € 11.2 billion statutory in 2015. It represented a book to bill ratio of 111% in 2016 compared to 105% reached in 2015. Commercial activity was particularly strong during the fourth quarter of 2016 with a book to bill ratio of 119%. Commercial dynamism translated into healthy 2016 book to bill ratios in all Divisions. Infrastructure & Data Management book to bill ratio reached 109%. Business & Platform Solutions order entry represented 114% of revenue thanks to several contract wins in UK & Ireland in particular as well as in Benelux & The Nordics and in France. The level of booking was also high in Big Data & Cybersecurity at 130%. Worldline book to bill ratio reached 106%. In line with the dynamic commercial activity, the full backlog increased by +11.9% year-on-year to € 21.4 billion at the end of 2016, representing 1.8 year of revenue. The full qualified pipeline represented 6.4 months of revenue at € 6.5 billion, compared to € 6.2 billion published at the end of 2015. Operating income reached € 813 million in 2016, +38.0% year-on-year, resulting from the following items: Costs for staff reorganization, rationalization, and integration amounted to € 167 million compared to € 190 million in 2015, materializing the strong actions initiated in the second half of 2015 to significantly decrease the level of restructuring. Amortization of Purchase Price Allocation of acquired companies represented €-96 million. The amortization of the equity based compensation plans amounted to €-50 million, compared to €-33 million in 2015. Other items amounted to € 22 million compared to a charge of €-33 million in 2015. They included the gain on the sale of the share in Visa Europe to Visa Inc. for € 51 million, partially offset by a settlement in H1 of an old litigation in Germany. Net financial result was a charge of €-49 million, including the costs of pensions and of the straight bond issued mid-2015. Total tax charge was €-145 million, representing a decreased effective tax rate of 19.0% due to Tax Losses Carried Forward inherited from Bull acquisition. As a result, net income was € 620 million, +41.9% compared to € 437 million in 2015. Non-controlling interests amounted to € 53 million and were related to the minority shareholders in Worldline. Therefore, the net income Group share reached € 567 million, +39.6% compared to € 406 million in 2015. Besides, net income of Unify Software & Platforms discontinued operations benefited from the faster than planned integration and restructuring and reached € 12 million, above the target set at the time of the acquisition and a strong improvement compared to 2015, supporting the € 100 million 2017 EBITDA target. Basic EPS Group share was € 5.47, +36.1% compared to € 4.01 in 2015 and diluted EPS Group share was € 5.44, +36.6% compared to € 3.98 during 2015. Operating Margin before Depreciation and Amortization (OMDA) was € 1,375 million representing 11.7% of revenue, compared to € 1,200 million in 2015 (11.2% of revenue). As planned, total cash-out for reorganization, rationalization, and integration was €-149 million compared to €-238 million in 2015, fully in line with the € 150 million targeted in 2016. During 2016, capital expenditures totaled € 421 million, representing 3.6% of revenue, compared to € 441 million in 2015 (3.8% of revenue). Change in working capital negatively contributed by €-38 million, due to a growing activity in the public sector. It represented a positive €+49 million in 2015 mainly thanks to the optimization of Bull's working capital. Cash-out for financial costs was €-18 million (€-17 million in 2015) and tax paid was €-129 million compared to €-106 million in 2015. Finally, other items totaled €-40 million, compared to €-54 million in 2015. As a result, the Group free cash flow totaled € 579 million, an increase by +47.3% compared to € 393 million in 2015. The operating margin conversion rate to free cash flow, reaching 52.5% in 2016 strongly improved compared to 43% in 2015. Net acquisitions / disposals in 2016 amounted to €-707 million, mainly related to the acquisitions of Unify, Anthelio, Paysquare and Komerçni Banka Smartpay. Capital increase, mostly related to proceeds from stock-options totaled €+28 million in 2016 compared to €+58 million in 2015. As part of the sale of Visa Europe, the Group received €+36 million from Visa Inc. The cash-out resulting from the option for the payment in cash of dividend on 2015 results was €-47 million compared to €-31 million last year, roughly in line with the increase of the dividend per share from €0.80 to €1.10. As a result, Group net cash position as of December 31, 2016 was € 481 million, compared to € 593 million on December 31, 2015. The total headcount was 100,096 at the end of 2016 (including the Unify Software & Platforms discontinued operations), compared to 91,322 at the end of 2015. During the year, 5,200 staff joined the Group from Unify, 1,700 from Anthelio, and 1,200 from Equens, Paysquare, and Komerçni Banka Smartpay. During its meeting held on February 21, 2017, the Board of Directors decided to propose to the next Annual General Meeting of Shareholders a dividend in 2017 on the 2016 results of € 1.60 per share in cash, up by +45.4% year-on-year, and doubling in two years in line with the increase of the net Income Group share. Atos' consolidated and statutory financial statements for the year ending December 31, 2016, were approved by the Board of Directors on February 21, 2017. Audit procedures on these financial statements have been performed by the statutory auditors and their audit reports will be issued after the completion of the specific verifications required by French law and of procedures for the purposes of the Registration Document filing. Revenue and operating margin at constant scope and exchange rates reconciliation Currency exchange rates negatively contributed to revenue for a total of €-299 million, mainly coming from the British pound depreciating versus the Euro while the American dollar had almost no effect on a full year basis. Scope effects amounted to €+1,128 million. This was mainly related to the positive contribution of Xerox ITO (6 months for €+553 million), Unify (11 months for €+534 million), Equens, Paysquare, and Komerçni Banka Smartpay (3 months for €+78 million), and Anthelio (3 months for €+43 million). Other effects were related to (i) the early termination of the DWP WCA contract (2 months), (ii) the disposal of on-site services in France (2 months), and (iii) the sale of the Occupational Health business in January 2016 (12 months). Same effects as well as the reclassification of the cost of equity based compensation are reflected in the operating margin at constant scope and exchange rates. Today, Wednesday, February 22, 2017, Thierry Breton; Chairman and CEO, Elie Girard, Chief Financial Officer, and Patrick Adiba, Chief Commercial Officer, will comment on Atos' 2016 annual results and answer questions from the financial community during a conference call in English starting at 8:00 am (CET - Paris). You can join the webcast of the conference: Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital transformation with circa 100,000 employees in 72 countries and annual revenue of € 12 billion. Serving a global client base, the Group is the European leader in Big Data, Cybersecurity, Digital Workplace and provides Cloud services, Infrastructure & Data Management, Business & Platform solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payment industry. With its cutting edge technologies, digital expertise and industry knowledge, the Group supports the digital transformation of its clients across different business sectors: Defense, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media, Utilities, Public sector, Retail, Telecommunications, and Transportation. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is listed on the Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, Unify and Worldline. This document contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including references, concerning the Group's expected growth and profitability in the future which may significantly impact the expected performance indicated in the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties are linked to factors out of the control of the Company and not precisely estimated, such as market conditions or competitors behaviors. Any forward-looking statements made in this document are statements about Atos' beliefs and expectations and should be evaluated as such. Forward-looking statements include statements that may relate to Atos' plans, objectives, strategies, goals, future events, future revenues or synergies, or performance, and other information that is not historical information. Actual events or results may differ from those described in this document due to a number of risks and uncertainties that are described within the 2015 Registration Document filed with the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) on April 7, 2016 under the registration number: D.16-0300 and its update filed with the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) on August 4, 2016 under the registration number: D.16-0300-A01. Atos does not undertake, and specifically disclaims, any obligation or responsibility to update or amend any of the information above except as otherwise required by law. This document does not contain or constitute an offer of Atos' shares for sale or an invitation or inducement to invest in Atos' shares in France, the United States of America or any other jurisdiction. Revenue organic growth is presented at constant scope and exchange rates. Operating margin is presented excluding the amortization of equity based compensation plans and free cash flow is presented excluding proceeds from equity based compensation. Business Units include North America (NAM: USA, Canada, and Mexico), Germany, the UnitedKingdom & Ireland, France, Benelux & The Nordics (BTN: Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and Sweden), Worldline, and Other Business Units including Central & Eastern Europe (CEE: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Switzerland, and Turkey), Iberia (Spain and Portugal), Asia-Pacific (APAC: Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand), South America (SAM: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and Uruguay), Middle East & Africa (MEA: Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Egypt, Gabon, Ivory Coast, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritius, Morocco, Qatar, Senegal, South Africa, Tunisia, and UAE), Major Events, and Cloud & Enterprise Software. Atos decided, as early as upon its acquisition, to retain only a part of the Unify business. As a result, the Software & Platforms business, along with the customers and the countries that were planned to be managed through indirect channels, have been accounted for as discontinued operations since they are in the process of being disposed. Therefore, as Atos is well engaged in the disposal process for the Unify business it has decided to divest, financial KPIs presented in this document reflect only the business of Unify it will ultimately retain, unless otherwise expressly stated. The forward looking statement regarding the Unify business to be potentially disposed of is also provided separately. In the event that the disposal is not concluded at the latest at the release of H1 results, the business to be potentially disposed of will thereafter be integrated and reflected in the KPIs.


News Article | February 16, 2017
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IRVING, Texas, Feb. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Atos, a global leader in digital services, will showcase its end-to-end digital health solutions at the 2017 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference & Exhibition. With its recent acquisition of...


News Article | February 28, 2017
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Paris, Barcelona, 28 February 2017 - Atos, through its technological brand Bull, announces Hoox for business, the first solution to offer secured communications across the entire communication chain: including smartphone, applications and infrastructure. Fully designed and maintained by Atos, Hoox for business ensures complete protection of confidential and strategic data for all professionals in the private and public sector. Secure communication is a growing industry concern and this solution enables individuals to communicate in a secure environment in compliance with current regulations. Combining privacy with an intuitive user experience, Hoox for business is a complete solution ensuring the security of mobile professionals across applications, device and infrastructure. It includes a new range of ultra-secure smartphones, specific features dedicated to mobile professionals, as well as services to manage and authenticate applications. Communication tools are integrated into native applications. Intuitive and easy-to-use, the solution ensures complete professional efficiency through the secure use of all the essential features of a smartphone as well as additional functions tailored for collaborative use: multiple-user voice conferencing, group instant messaging and voicemail are all secured. The communication infrastructure of Hoox for business contains a private application store for each organization. This space allows to share business as well as mainstream applications, all of which are pre-tested by Atos. This ensures that organizations can rest assured that the applications used by their employees are secure. New Android-based Hoox smartphones cover the uses of the most demanding users. Thanks to the end-to-end security of the solution (terminal, USB ports, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, communications, data, and applications) Hoox for business provides comprehensive protection against interception and intrusion, even if the smartphone is lost or stolen. Hoox for business is secured and maintained by Atos' European experts. It is available in 'as a service' mode and 'on premise' mode in order to provide total sovereignty of the organization's data. Since 2012, international organizations, as well as clients in the defense and private sectors have been using our Hoox range of natively secure smartphones. Relying on Atos' expertise in hardware and software security, encryption and authentication, Hoox solutions meet the specific requirements in these sectors, with for example a range of 'NATO RESTRICTED' solutions. Hoox for business solutions are available today. Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital transformation with circa 100,000 employees in 72 countries and pro forma annual revenue of circa € 12 billion. Serving a global client base, the Group is the European leader in Big Data, Cybersecurity, Digital Workplace and provides Cloud services, Infrastructure & Data Management, Business & Platform solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payment industry. With its cutting edge technologies, digital expertise and industry knowledge, the Group supports the digital transformation of its clients across different business sectors: Defense, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media, Utilities, Public sector, Retail, Telecommunications, and Transportation. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is listed on the Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, Unify and Worldline.


News Article | February 16, 2017
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Paris, Glasgow, 16th February 2017 -Atos, a leader in digital transformation, has today been confirmed as the first official supporter of the Glasgow 2018 European Championships as a Timing, Scoring and Results (TSR) provider. Glasgow 2018 is an exciting new multi-sport event that brings together some of Europe's leading sporting competitions. Excitement continues to build ahead of Glasgow 2018, which promises to be a new highlight on the global sporting calendar and will build on Scotland's reputation for delivering world-class sporting and cultural events. Starting in 2018, the European Championships will be staged every four years and will combine the existing European Championships of Athletics, Aquatics, Cycling, Gymnastics, Rowing and Triathlon with a new Golf team event. The first edition will be held in a unique sporting partnership between Host Cities Glasgow and Berlin. Atos will provide the Timing, Scoring, Results and TV graphics service for Cycling, Golf, Gymnastics and Triathlon, as well as the TV graphics highlights package for all sports, providing a seamless viewing experience for a potential TV audience of over one billion across Europe. Aileen Campbell MSP, Scottish Government Minister for Sport, said: "The 2018 European Championships provides Scotland with an exceptional opportunity to build on the success of hosting major events such as the Commonwealth Games and Ryder Cup over recent years. It will help us to further enhance our reputation as a world class venue for international sporting events." Councillor Archie Graham OBE, Depute Leader of Glasgow City Council, said: "Glasgow's sporting reputation has never been higher thanks to our international sporting events programme. The European Championships will see us embark on the next stage of this proud sporting journey in partnership with Europe's leading sports. "Atos is a world leader when it comes to providing digital services for major sporting events and has shown time and time again that they can deliver on the global stage. Their proven experience will put Glasgow 2018 in the best possible position to deliver a truly world-class event for athletes and spectators alike." Gavin Thomson, Senior Vice President, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, and Big Data and Security UK&I at Atos said: "We are confident that the Glasgow 2018 European Championships will be a great success. Atos was delighted to play a leading role in Glasgow 2014 - an event seen as one of the best Commonwealth Games ever staged." Marta Sanfeliu Ribot, Chief Operating Officer, Major Events, Atos said: "We have delivered innovative IT solutions for the Olympic and Paralympic Games for more than 20 years and once again the digital transformation involved in bringing events like Glasgow 2018 to an increasingly sophisticated worldwide audience is a challenge we relish. Glasgow has an internationally acclaimed reputation for hosting major sporting events and this is another key opportunity to showcase the city, the athletes and the support sponsors involved." Scottish Triathlete Marc Austin, who staged a memorable performance at Strathclyde Country Park, during the 2014 Commonwealth Games said: "It is fantastic to see a world-renowned brand like Atos lend their name to the Glasgow 2018 European Championships and it confirms how highly regarded this event will be. "The feeling of competing in front of a home crowd at the Commonwealth Games is something that will live with me forever and I'll be working hard to gain that experience again at 2018. The addition of the Triathlon Age Group Championships will create a real carnival atmosphere at Strathclyde Country Park and everyone in the Triathlon community is looking forward to it." As part of the inaugural European Championships in 2018 around 3,000 athletes will visit Scotland for six events (Aquatics, Cycling, Golf, Gymnastics, Rowing and Triathlon) while a further 1,500 athletes will compete in Berlin as part of the European Athletics Championships. The event will build on Glasgow and Scotland's track record of hosting major international events including the 2014 Commonwealth Games, 2014 Ryder Cup and 2015 World Gymnastics Championships. Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital transformation with circa 100,000 employees in 72 countries and pro forma annual revenue of circa € 12 billion. Serving a global client base, the Group is the European leader in Big Data, Cybersecurity, Digital Workplace and provides Cloud services, Infrastructure & Data Management, Business & Platform solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payment industry. With its cutting edge technologies, digital expertise and industry knowledge, the Group supports the digital transformation of its clients across different business sectors: Defense, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media, Utilities, Public sector, Retail, Telecommunications, and Transportation. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is listed on the Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, Unify and Worldline. Atos is the worldwide IT partner of the International Olympic Committee and International Paralympic Committee. The global company has provided IT solutions to the Olympic Games since 1992 and to the Paralympic Games since 2002. Atos was a crucial partner in the digital transformation of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and played a key role in the delivery of the Games Management and Information Systems to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.


Atos launches industry-leading Next Generation 9-1-1 solution to improve Public Safety in the US Atos to provide the most scalable and robust NG9-1-1 communication system available in the industry Paris, Irving (Texas), February 20, 2017 - Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, today announces the launch of its industry-leading Next Generation 9-1-1 ("NG9-1-1") solution in the U.S. market. The Atos NG9-1-1 solution will better enable first responders to serve the needs of major cities, communities across the country, and U.S. military bases around the world. Atos brings to the U.S. public safety market a smart next generation IP network architecture, key network elements, and a proven track record in serving some of the most demanding mission-critical environments. "Thanks to the Unify communications technology and expertise, we developed the        NG9-1-1 solution to provide real time access to all media, whether voice, text, or video, to more effectively evaluate and mobilize the right resources to address any form of public emergency", said Michel-Alain Proch, Group Senior Executive Vice President and CEO North America. "Atos will continue to invest to further enhance its carrier-grade switching platform adding increased intelligence, security and resiliency". Atos' NG9-1-1 offering provides the following new innovations: For more information, please visit atos.net/NG911. Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital transformation with circa 100,000 employees in 72 countries and pro forma annual revenue of circa € 12 billion. Serving a global client base, the Group is the European leader in Big Data, Cybersecurity, Digital Workplace and provides Cloud services, Infrastructure & Data Management, Business & Platform solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payment industry. With its cutting edge technologies, digital expertise and industry knowledge, the Group supports the digital transformation of its clients across different business sectors: Defense, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media, Utilities, Public sector, Retail, Telecommunications, and Transportation. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is listed on the Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, Unify and Worldline.


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PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Procurement is undergoing a major transformation, becoming more digital and strategic than ever. And innovative companies like Atos are leading the way, combining the cloud-based applications and business network of SAP Ariba with its SAP ERP system, to fuel a comprehensive, yet simple procure-to-pay process that is changing the game. “Procurement is no longer about buying things at the best prices, but collaborating in new, more efficient ways that create value across the entire source-to-settle process,” said Ingrid Rowe, Director of Global Procurement Projects & Ariba Tools. “To do this requires more than just point solutions that address specific tasks. It takes an end-to-end offering that combines the convenience and agility of the cloud with the connectivity and global reach of business networks and the strength of enterprise applications. In combining SAP Ariba and SAP, this is exactly what we get.” Atos has a long history of procurement innovation. In 2007, Atos moved from a regional model to a global one and created an organization to support it. In 2009, it revamped this organization, implementing a more automated and digital approach to procurement with hybrid solutions from SAP and SAP Ariba serving as the foundation. The company started by replacing its homegrown system with SAP SRM and has steadily added cloud-based solutions from SAP Ariba to extend the value of this system, including: “Procure-to-Pay isn’t a series of discreet tasks, but a connected process that involves tight integration of stakeholders, systems and processes across multiple functions,” said Paul Devlin, General Manager, SAP Ariba, EMEA and MEE. “As innovative organizations like Atos have recognized, the only way to effectively manage this process is through end-to-end, network-based solutions that are enterprise strong, yet consumer simple and power new ways of thinking and operating that create advantage.” Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with pro forma annual revenue of circa € 12 billion and circa 100,000 employees in 72 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Cyber-security solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, the Group works with clients across different business sectors: Defense, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media, Utilities, Public sector, Retail, Telecommunications, and Transportation. Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is listed on the Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, Unify and Worldline. SAP Ariba is how companies connect to get business done. On the Ariba Network, buyers and suppliers from more than 2.5 million companies and 190 countries discover new opportunities, collaborate on transactions and grow their relationships. Buyers can manage the entire purchasing process, while controlling spending, finding new sources of savings and building a healthy supply chain. And suppliers can connect with profitable customers and efficiently scale existing relationships – simplifying sales cycles and improving cash control along the way. The result is a dynamic, digital marketplace, where more than $1 trillion in commerce gets done every year. To learn more about SAP Ariba, visit www.ariba.com As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP (NYSE: SAP) helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. 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IRVING, Texas, Feb. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, today announces the launch of its industry-leading Next Generation 9-1-1 ("NG9-1-1") solution in the U.S. market. The Atos NG9-1-1 solution will better enable first responders to serve the needs...


PARIS and NEW YORK, Feb. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --Atos, a global leader in digital services, expands its expertise in Big Data services with the acquisition of zData, a leader in Big Data consulting and solutions for both commercial and enterprise corporations. Atos has signed a share...

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